The Royal Ascot Goat Races, Uganda’s most popular social event reclaimed its spot on the social calendar six years after taking a break on Saturday. The social event indeed came back bigger and better at its traditional home, Speke Resort Munyonyo. Not even the afternoon drizzle could dampen the mood of the most exuberant unofficial fashion showcase in Uganda.
“The Goat Races are worthy a hallmark affair on Uganda’s social scene and Tusker Malt is proud to have been part of the return of fanfare. Even the slight drizzle didn’t kill the festive atmosphere,” Grace Namutebi, UBL’s Premium Beer Brand Manager said.
Goats are not known for athleticism, so they had to be prodded to the finish line with minders pushing a cart behind them. Short of that, they would have chosen to graze the grass. But that is where the fun element was. The owners cheered on their goats as there were cash prizes to be won. Bebe Cool’s famous goat that he named after his musical nemesis A-Pass didn’t put up a good show despite people cheering it.
The hospitality tents were something to look out for with the goat owners’ tent being one of the most sought after because of the free-flowing liquor and food thanks to Speke Group of Hotels.
Several prizes were won throughout the event among them were prizes for Best dressed couple, best group selfie, cutest pose et al. Prizes included different kinds of makeovers, cash, and the biggest being a return air ticket to Dubai.
The night ended with revellers dancing to Bebe cool and Fik Fameica music. Making the night special was the beautiful fireworks display that crowned the night.
Here are the pictures;